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  • Published: 6 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775534716
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Speed Freak




Racing. Winning. That's all that matters in this exciting teen story about driving competitively.

Racing. Winning. That's all that matters in this exciting teen story about driving competitively.

Fifteen-year-old Archie Barrington is a top kart driver, aiming to win the Challenge series and its ultimate prize of racing in Europe.

He loves the speed, the roar of the engine, the tactics and the thrill of racing to the limits.

Craig is his main rival, and there's also Silver, who drives likes she's got a demon inside. Archie knows he'll need all his skill and focus to win. But sometimes, too, you need plain old luck. Can Archie overcome the odds and win?

  • Published: 6 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775534716
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Fleur Beale



Fleur Beale is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults — she has published more than 40 books in New Zealand, as well as in the United States and England. A former high school teacher, Fleur was inspired to write her acclaimed novel I Am Not Esther when one of her students was beaten and expelled from his family for going against their religious beliefs. Fleur is a leading advocate for New Zealand authors, and home-grown literature for children and young adults.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award

Awarded  •  2014  •  Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

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